The array of construction accidents on site can be quite incredible but whatever the incident the Accident Advice helpline is on hand to help you make a claim for compensation.
Here are the top 5 strangest construction accidents
1 Some larger construction sites look after their workers with caterers on site but even this can lead to a construction accident claim. A catering worker was opening a small tin of beans when she cut her wrist on the exposed edge of the lid and was off work for eight days.
2 Ladders can be hazardous as this worker in Ireland found out when he fell about twenty feet from a ladder located in an underground storage bunker. He spent eight weeks recovering from cracked and bruised ribs.
3 Even the most experienced workers can be caught out and this tale involves a cabinet-maker and specialist woodworker. He caught all the fingers of his hand in a circular saw and suffered extensive damage to his right hand, which is now shorter than the left.
4 A foreman was supervising the lifting of a large wooden canopy when a timber support gave way and the canopy fell on his head causing him to need 11 stitches and a week off work.
5 An experienced self-employed cabinetmaker caught his right hand in the blades of a planer machine and lost the top of middle finger so had to take time off work for three weeks.
If you have suffered an accident while working on a construction site you may be entitled to make a compensation claim as your employer has a legal duty to ensure your health and safety.
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in providing access to justice for victims of non-fault construction accidents under a no-win, no-fee agreement.
The law firm has established a reputation for integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability and has advisors available 24/7.
It`s credibility is backed by television personality and people’s champion Esther Rantzen and with more than a dozen years of experience has helped thousands of claimants
You can see if you qualify to make a claim by taking the 30-second test although you will be under no obligation to proceed.
It is important if you have had an accident, however innocuous your injury appears to be, to see a doctor then make a note of the date and also of any cost, so that you can claim them back later.
Date Published: October 28, 2013
Author: David Brown